Should Obama Control the Internet? | Mother Jones
A new bill would give the President emergency authority to halt web traffic and access private data.
óBy Steve Aquino
Thu April 2, 2009 12:33 PM PST
Should President Obama have the power to shut down domestic Internet traffic during a state of emergency?
Senators John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) think so. On Wednesday they introduced a bill to establish the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisoróan arm of the executive branch that would have vast power to monitor and control Internet traffic to protect against threats to critical cyber infrastructure. (more at link)